Sun Cluster Software Installation Guide for Solaris OS

How to Perform a Rolling Upgrade of a Solaris Maintenance Update

Perform this procedure to upgrade the Solaris 8 or Solaris 9 OS to a supported Maintenance Update release.

Note –

To upgrade a cluster from Solaris 8 to Solaris 9 software, with or without upgrading Sun Cluster software as well, you must perform a nonrolling upgrade. Go to Upgrading to Sun Cluster 3.1 9/04 Software (Nonrolling).

  1. Ensure that all steps in How to Prepare a Cluster Node for a Rolling Upgrade are completed.

  2. Temporarily comment out all entries for globally mounted file systems in the node's /etc/vfstab file.

    Perform this step to prevent the Solaris upgrade from attempting to mount the global devices.

  3. Follow the instructions in the Solaris maintenance update installation guide to install the Maintenance Update release.

    Note –

    Do not reboot the node when prompted to reboot at the end of installation processing.

  4. Uncomment all entries in the /a/etc/vfstab file for globally mounted file systems that you commented out in Step 2.

  5. Install any required Solaris software patches and hardware-related patches, and download any needed firmware that is contained in the hardware patches.

    Note –

    Do not reboot the node until Step 6.

  6. Reboot the node into noncluster mode.

    Include the double dashes (--) in the following command:

    # reboot -- -x

  7. Upgrade the Sun Cluster software.

    Go to How to Perform a Rolling Upgrade of Sun Cluster 3.1 9/04 Software.